X-Factor (2020-) #3 by Leah Williams
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I was going to give this four stars but decided to give it five just purely out of spite after reading the one star review someone else gave it on Goodreads, but I digress…
ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!
Oh, just when you thought this book couldn’t get any more gay, along comes a greased up, half naked Shatterstar!
I’m loving the interactions between Aurora and Daken, they’re honestly worth the price of admission alone with this book. Daken likening himself to a Pokemon was honestly priceless, and then explaining that the reason he was wearing an angora sweater was just because it was soft…well…I’ve never liked Daken as much as I do now. For once he’s more than just a knock-off Wolverine. (I mean, don’t @ me, that’s literally all he was in Dark X-Men).
And then there’s Adam-X (the X-Treme)…who only appears in one of the text inserts, but feels like the perfect fit for this story. Because, obviously, Adam-X was just ahead of his time… 😉 But, as I said in my review of the previous issue, the Mojoverse as cable TV taken to the extreme never quite clicked for me, but as selfie/Instagram/TikTok culture taken to the extreme? That seems to hit the spot. And, see, whenever anything is taken to the X-Treme, Adam-X fits right in.
(Yeah, okay, that was a stretch).
But, yeah, I’m still loving this. I mean, I love Leah Williams’ work in general. So I was bound to love this.
Still, needs more Awesome Baby.